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  • Local |Education | January 05, 2014

    Saint George man gets degree from Nebraska

    Adam LeGrand McKee of Saint George was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at commencement exercises Dec. 20 and 21. McKee received a master of education degree from the Graduate College.

  • Men's Basketball | January 04, 2014

    Wildcats upset No. 6 OSU, 74-71

    The Kansas State men’s basketball team upset No. 6 Oklahoma State, 74-71, to open Big 12 Conference play at Bramlage Coliseum. For the second straight season, the Wildcats opened the conference schedule with a win over a ranked Cowboys squad, this time beating a Top 10-ranked

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 03, 2014

    Manhattan needs better sports venues, commissioners agree

    City commissioners tossed around a variety of subjects during their annual retreat on Thursday, and also managed to make a bit of news by agreeing with the so-called “Fieldhouse Group” that Manhattan needs a dramatic upgrade to its sports facilities and venues. No one was

  • Local |Business | January 03, 2014

    Local Kmart closing

    The local Kmart is shutting for good. A closing advertising campaign for the store, located at 401 E. Poyntz Ave., is scheduled to begin in The Mercury on Jan. 12 and run through March 30. Kmart has been a fixture in Manhattan since the store opened in 1974. Calls

  • I Wonder |Football | January 03, 2014

    Does Kevin Lockett have any more sons?


    Q: Does Kevin Lockett have any more sons, and if not, why not?

  • Obituaries | January 03, 2014


    Kathleen L. Hubbard, 64, of Chanute, died Wednesday at the Heritage Care Center. The family provided some of the following information. Kathleen was born on Oct. 29, 1950, in Manhattan. She was the daughter of Vaughn and Donna (Funk) Kleiner. After high school, Kathleen was a graduate of

  • Obituaries | January 03, 2014


    Billy Joe Webb, 31, of Riley, died Wednesday at his residence. The family provided some of the following information. He was born on June 21, 1982, at Clay Center. He was the son of Joe Bob and Alice Irene (Bolek) Webb. Billy was a member of the Boy

  • Obituaries | January 03, 2014


    Dorothy A. (Hupe) Straub, 85, of Belvue, died Thursday in Manhattan at The Good Shepherd Hospice House. The family provided some of the following information. Dorothy was born Aug. 3, 1928, in Wamego. She was the daughter of Carl and Catherine “Dean” (Sackrider) Hupe. Dorothy grew up on

  • Women's Basketball | January 03, 2014

    No. 9 Bears run past Cats for 92-63 win

    Britney Griner may be gone, but it still didn’t matter on Thursday night, as ninth-ranked Baylor eased past Kansas State, 92-63, at Bramlage Coliseum. The Bears dominated the Wildcats in nearly every facet of the game — starting with a game-high 40 points from Odyssey Sims.

  • Men's Basketball | January 03, 2014

    K-State up to the challenge vs. No. 6 OSU

    It was just a year ago that the odds seemed stacked against Kansas State in its Big 12 opener. The Wildcats were facing a Top 25-ranked Oklahoma State team led by one of the country’s top freshman. And although the Wildcats had just defeated No. 8

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